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How Long To Wait Before Getting Pregnant After An Early Miscarriage?

I am often asked by my patients "How long should I wait after an early pregnancy loss or miscarriage before getting pregnant again?".

These questions usually have several different components. One is, when does fertility begin after a miscarriage, and the other is when is is safe to get pregnant again after a miscarriage. 

Your due date is only accurate if it's calculated correctly

Your due date, the calulated day when the baby is due, is the most important information you should know. Not because the baby will be born exactly on that day, only 5% of all babies are born on their due date, and 80% are born within 2 weeks before and after the due date.

Should you keep your pulse below 140 when exercising in pregnancy

One of my pregnant patients recently asked me if she should keep her heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising? 


Answer:
There is presently no scientific basis and no official recommendation to keep the heart rate during pregnancy below certain levels.

Screening For Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

The US Preventive Services Task Force issued an updated recommendation for screening all adults for depression. The last update, in 2009, did not recommend screening all adults over 18 but the 2016 update does. Depression in anyone 15 and older is one of the leading causes of disability in the US.

Screening Recommended for Expectant and New Mothers

How To Eat Safe Food

There are always many opportunities to gather and share food, if it's during the holidays or in between. Whether you eat in someone's home, at work, or at a restaurant, it's important to get educated and be careful about what you eat.

37 years old and no period for 2 years

Question: I am 37-years-old and have not had a period for 2 years. What could it be?

Dr.Amos answers: There are several reasons why a woman does not get her period (amenorrhea). The first reason is pregnancy, in which case the pregnancy test would be positive. Or breastfeeding. If there is no pregnancy, then other reasons include:

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